Calendar getGreatestMinimum() Method in Java with Examples

The getGreatestMinimum(int calndr_field) method in Calendar class is used to return the highest minimum value for the given calendar field(int calndr_field) of this Calendar instance.

Syntax:

public abstract int getGreatestMinimum(int calndr_field)

Parameters: The method takes one parameter calndr_field that refers to the calendar field which is to be operated upon.



Return Value: The method returns the lowest maximum value of this calendar field.

Below programs illustrate the working of getGreatestMinimum() Method of Calendar class:
Example 1:

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// Java code to illustrate
// getGreatestMinimum() method
  
import java.util.*;
public class Java_Calendar_Demo {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        // Creating a calendar
        Calendar calndr = new GregorianCalendar(2018, 6, 10);
  
        // Calculating the highest min value
        int rslt = calndr.getGreatestMinimum(Calendar.YEAR);
  
        // Displaying the highest min value
        System.out.println("The minimum year is: " + rslt);
    }
}

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Output:

The minimum year is: 1

Example 2:

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// Java code to illustrate
// getGreatestMinimum() method
  
import java.util.*;
public class Java_Calendar_Demo {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        // Creating a calendar
        Calendar calndr = Calendar.getInstance();
  
        // Calculating the highest min value
        int rslt = calndr.getGreatestMinimum(Calendar.MONTH);
  
        // Displaying the highest min value
        System.out.println("The minimum month is: " + rslt);
    }
}

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Output:

The minimum month is: 0

Reference: https://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/api/java/util/Calendar.html#getGreatestMinimum(int)



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